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Raspberry Pi

Postby Andy Horn » October 30th, 2011, 10:38 am

I first heard about this project a couple of weeks ago http://www.raspberrypi.org/

It looks very interesting as I am hopeful the board could be used as the base for a media player as it has all the correct ports.

Not sure what software could be used for this purpose, something Linux based or maybe more of a firmware/dashboard something similar to X360, PS3 or XBMC.

And best of all the Raspberry Pi has been developed in the UK.

When the board goes on sale it will about $35 or £21-£22 depending on exchange rates.

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Ian » October 30th, 2011, 11:13 am

Looks interesting, never heard of them before. I'll have to get my thinking cap on as to what it could be used for.

Thanks for sharing :thumbup:

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby n2o2diver » October 30th, 2011, 11:50 pm

That is pretty cool.

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Andy Horn » October 31st, 2011, 11:48 pm

From what I can make out these should be able to run XBMC-Live, not sure with them only having 256MB of RAM, although I guess that could be doubled with the use of a swap file.

I may take a punt on one when they are released.

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Andy Horn » January 2nd, 2012, 11:54 pm

The good folks over at Raspberrypi have put 10 numbered beta boards on eBay as a way of making a little extra cash, don't forget Raspberrypi is a charity.

Now the idea is that some people collect such things, pre-production and such like.

Here is a link to the auction for board #10 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180786734741?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649#ht_500wt_1413

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby DunkB » January 4th, 2012, 8:04 pm

My favourite is the twitter comment that someone should bid £3141.59 for it.

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Andy Horn » January 4th, 2012, 11:52 pm

This may be of interest.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14341410/2011-12-26-100700.ogv

Be patient with this link it takes a while to load, well at least it does for me, if XBMC works on the Pi it will solve a lot of problems for me.

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby DunkB » January 7th, 2012, 8:19 pm

Yeah, that's definatly a thread I need to keep an eye on.
A Raspberry Pi, a media remote and we are good to go.

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Andy Horn » January 7th, 2012, 10:57 pm

I really can't wait to get my hands on a Raspi, it has been said that they are to produce cases for the Raspi.

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Andy Horn » January 26th, 2012, 8:52 pm

Raspi's are now in production, the first batch should be with us soon.

XBMC running on the Pi http://www.raspberrypi.org/ second post, you can't miss it!!

Yeah, that's definatly a thread I need to keep an eye on.
A Raspberry Pi, a media remote and we are good to go.
Not forgetting "there's an app for that" iOS and 'Droid, use your phone or tablet as the remote.

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